CITGO Lemont Refinery reaches over 14 million work hours with zero lost workday cases at the end of 2017.
The CITGO Lemont Refinery was honored for its exemplary 2017 safety record by the Three River’s Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA), the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and BNSF Railway.
Through best practice standards, consistent employee training, and performance metrics and auditing to continually meet a high-level safety performance, the Lemont Refinery surpassed its previous safety record by reaching over 14 million work hours with zero lost workday cases at the end of 2017.
On April 4, 2018, the Lemont Refinery received the Partnership Award for its outstanding safety performance during the TRMA Annual Dinner Meeting in Joliet, Ill. This award is given to industry leaders with a total Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace recordable incident rate of less than 0.30 for the calendar year.
For the second consecutive year, the Lemont Refinery received a Safety Achievement Award from AFPM during the organization’s annual conference in May. To be considered for this award, the company must surpass six key criteria, including an OSHA recordable incident rate below 0.4 and no employee or contractor injuries requiring hospitalization.
For four consecutive years, the Lemont Refinery has received the BNSF Railway Product Stewardship Award for zero non-accidental releases of hazardous products during a calendar year. To qualify for the award, a company must have tendered a minimum of 400 orders to BNSF during 2017.
“Safety is our top priority at CITGO. Through teamwork and collective diligence, the Lemont Refinery will continue to work at exceeding expectations, and strive for an incident-free workplace during 2018,” said Jim Cristman, CITGO vice president of refining.